Blood cancer patients face stem cell shortage as donors fall 70 per cent

Blood cancer patients face stem cell shortage as donors fall 70 per cent

A blood cancer charity has put out an urgent call for stem cell donors to come forward after revealing that numbers have plummeted 70 per cent due to coronavirus. DKMS said it had registered 10,661 new donors in Britain between March and May this year, compared to 35,058 during the same period in 2019. Stem […]
Is there a PPE shortage, and how can NHS workers use it safely?

Is there a PPE shortage, and how can NHS workers use it safely?

‘It is a waste of time and effort fitting a mask for someone with facial hair’ Martin Kerlogue asked: “It is very sad to see members of the medical profession dying from Covid-19.  It is noticeable that some of them have facial hair.  As a health and...
Doctors create pioneering reusable facemasks to solve PPE shortage

Doctors create pioneering reusable facemasks to solve PPE shortage

A pioneering reusable facemask adapted from a diving snorkel has been developed by surgeons to solve personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages in British hospitals treating coronavirus patients. Sarah Tucker, a reconstruction surgeon at John Radcliffe Hospital,...